LANHAM, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optotraffic successfully accomplished its mission to support the Town of Cheverly in its efforts to reduce speeding on streets near schools. After a year of operations, Cheverly saw a reduction in citations from over 400 in the first month (July 2010) to an average of less than 1 per day in the last month (August 2011).
“The connection between obeying the speed limit and our automated enforcement system is crystal clear to us,” said Mickey Shepherd, spokesman for Optotraffic. “We are proud to deliver a safer road to the community by working closely with our clients.”
Cheverly’s Council and Mayor authorized the use of automated speed monitoring systems within school zones in 2009 “to reduce speeding on streets near schools in an effort to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities among pedestrians and motorists” (ORDINANCE O-3-09 Code of the Town of Cheverly). The September 2011 issue of the Cheverly’s newsletter declared: “Chief [of Police] and Public Works Director feel that the speed camera has been effective in slowing traffic all over the town.”
Optotraffic, a Lanham, MD company, offers complete red light and speed camera solutions. Optotraffic’s patented portable system requires no attendant on site, is housed in a small trailer suitable for deployment on any street and is the only one capable of enforcing dense traffic and multiple lanes simultaneously. This unique portable system can enforce multiple locations so public safety improves over a large geographic area. Optotraffic provides a turnkey solution, and is a vertically integrated organization providing local manufacturing, deployment, service, and processing.